With their voices moving together in tight harmony or intertwining in a whirling tempo, the highly acclaimed folk vocal group Kongero draws traditional Swedish music out of the past and into the present. A concert with Kongero will take the listener on a fabulous journey, an all-embracing Scandinavian folk music experience. Blue notes, amazing vocal polyphony, groovy, powerful, and intimate. The band was formed in 2005 and besides doing concerts they also conduct well-received workshops in traditional Swedish vocal music and vocal harmonies.
Kongero has toured the world (Europe, North America, and Asia) and has released five studio albums: ”Om Mikaelidagen” in 2008, ”Bakvända världen” in 2011, ”no. 3” in 2014, "KOM" in 2017 and a collaboration CD with Massivet in 2018. Their music has been sampled, has appeared in movie productions, on a Naxos gold compilation album etc.
They've also released two Song Books with some of their most appreciated workshop material.
"Mitt Hela Hjärta" Music: E. Björling, Lyrics: Trad. / E. Björling Video by Matt Miles and Eva Anandi Brownstein
“Terrific. Like camping out in a Swedish forest and hearing tales of joy, love, sadness, errant cattle, Estonian islands & too many beers. Kongero made the audience’s heart sing with their soaring, blended vocal dexterity and charm.” - Adrian Mealing, UK Touring
”De fyra unga kvinnorna i sånggruppen Kongero är något av folkmusikens The Real Group.”
- Lars Landström, Allehanda.se
"Living proof that AUTOTUNE didn't need to be invented"
- Paul White, Soundonsound
"We had these ladies to kick off our Sol European Forum in Stockholm, they really owned the crowd, beautiful!" - Paul Van Nobelen
"I normally don't like A Cappella groups, but when they keep the pitch and are as amusing as Kongero, I love it! Four skilled soloists that can sing together as one voice." - Bart De Cock, Flanders, Belgium
"This group is a revelation. The beauty of the four voices is equaled only by the pristine, flawless arrangements. They provide a stunning example of a marriage between the traditional and the innovative. This magical Swedish music very much deserves to be heard far and wide." - Jeff Meshel, Music journalist